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How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
How to Integrate Smart Design That Fits Your Lifestyle
Our editorial team shares design ideas for different lifestyles, personalities, and routines.
The Starter Guide to Assembling Your Smart Home
Home automation expert and director of marketing at Leviton Greg Rhoades shares what to prepare, what to consider, and what to...
6 Ways Smart Lighting Can Help You Take Control of Your Home
From customized presets to voice commands, these intelligent features promise added comfort, safety, and sustainability in the...
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
Here’s How to Achieve Professional Lighting Design in Your Home With a Simple Switch
NOON light switches let you coordinate all the lights in your home with one touch, meaning setting the mood for any occasion with...
The Unsung Story of Eichler Homes and How They Helped Integrate American Neighborhoods
Joseph Eichler not only defined the middle-class home of the midcentury period, but also worked to dismantle racist housing...
How to Prep Your Home for a New Pet, According to an Interior Designer
From beds that are actually chic to the best upholstery fabric for your furniture, Lisa Galano has expert advice for you and your...
How the Ancient Concept of “Shakkei” Can Enhance the Beauty of Your Home
The traditional East Asian design principle involves incorporating elements of a distant landscape, or “borrowed scenery,” into a...
Welcome to Your Forever Home: Smart Tech For Aging in Place
The smart tech revolution holds particular promise for aging in place.
5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System
A prominent designer “tech-talks” about using Control4 to orchestrate smart home devices and emphasizes the importance of...
Tech Talk: 3 Smart Home Devices to Sell Your House Faster
Offering new conveniences, energy savings, safety, and security, pre-installed home automation devices are quite appealing to...
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter Today
These low-fuss products bring automation into your home without compromising on design.
How Human-Centric Lighting Is Changing the Way We Illuminate Our Homes
Read what experts and designers say about our body’s response to light as an aesthetic experience.
Tech Talk: Start Your Smart Home For Under $200
A smart home doesn’t have to be an expensive home.
Meet the Good Guys Trying to Hack Your Smart Home
Hidden among the many benefits of a Smart Home are subtle vulnerabilities that today’s security researchers are just beginning to...
Scents of Space: How Fragrance Instantly Uplifts Your Mood and Mindfulness at Home
In interior design, the power of smell is often overlooked.
How to Find the Best Home Security System to Suit Your Space
We’ve rounded up the best systems designed to secure your home—no matter your space and needs.
How to Choose the Right Material For Every Surface of Your Home
With a variety of surfaces built for any purpose, including facades, flooring, and countertops, Neolith provides high quality,...
How Changing the Layout of Your House Can Make it a Home
Parachute founder Ariel Kaye gives us the 411 in this excerpt from her new book, “How to Make a House a...